I have used the changing room in Primark to breastfeed my baby before. Mainly baby's 3 and 4, that I can remember. I remember letting my older children try on clothes while I fed the baby. Pram sat through the doorway, curtain was open, and people walked past, and I fed my baby. I didn't mind if anyone seen me, would they have rather listened to a baby crying?
Personally, I would rather use the changing room than stand out in the shop, as our local Primark have no where to sit, and I need to sit to feed my baby.
I don't understand why the woman had to sit on the floor in Primark to feed her baby anyway - I couldn't think of a worse place. I breastfed my daughter and I'm planning to breastfeed my baby due in 4 weeks. I would not just sit down in any shop and start feeding, I would go somewhere where it was more suitable.
Fortunately where I live, I fed my daughter in cafes, and mother and baby rooms and had no complaints. But I would not just sit anywhere and do it. I think this gives a bad impression of breastfeeding mothers. I also don't think that you would bottle feed or feed baby food to a baby in the middle of a store so I can understand shops getting upset about it.
If you were planning to feed your baby whilst out, you should maybe think about where it is appropriate and suitable to do it. I know I and my friends always considered this.
Just a quick note to say thanks for ur support and the truth is I was not told to go to a change room for ' comfort', the lady did say ' take it to the changing rooms or take it outside'!
There are alot of people who think i was being obvious in the way that i was feeding George but I can assure you that i was being discrete and unlike the Sun have said, I certainly was not sat on the floor!! They've appologised but won't actually rewrite it unfortunately.
Wow peanut, you've revived this thread to post that ignorant and offensive comment? if you don't like it don't look. It's highly unlikely you would see boob or belly (which is what I presume you mean by baby fat) and if you do. Look away. Oh and grow up.
I am 27 weeks pregnant and plan to breast feed my son. I wouldn't do it in public as I do not feel comfortable with it, but a round a applause to mothers who do feel comfortable with it. I will be feeding my son by bottle whilst out in public, and if, when he is too young to wait, he needs feeding in the middle of shopping he will get feed in the middle of shopping, simple. Young babies do not know how to wait until you can find somewhere more appropriate, they don't understand it. But companies do need to move with the times, at Morrisons and Tescos they have appropriate facilities for feeding and changing your baby. I really feel that other companies need to take note and start doing something about it, and people need to stop targeting these poor mothers and their babies.